Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 greatest album charts.

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1960s decade summary
YearAlbums The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
196038325,983
196140323,078
196243317,682
196346269,332
196453657,485
1965650271,213
1966705389,226
1967936606,246
19681,192391,012
19691,445613,300
Total7,1452,464,557

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground And Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 40 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 64 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 600 60%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 20 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 13 1%
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Best Albums of 1958
1. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
2. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
3. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
4. Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely by Frank Sinatra
5. Little Girl Blue by Nina Simone
6. Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud by Miles Davis
7. Milestones by Miles Davis
8. Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
9. Porgy And Bess by Miles Davis
10. The Atomic Mr. Basie by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti
11. Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
12. Jerry Lee Lewis by Jerry Lee Lewis
13. One Dozen Berrys by Chuck Berry
14. The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers
15. Little Richard by Little Richard
16. The Best Of Muddy Waters by Muddy Waters
17. Elvis' Golden Records by Elvis Presley
18. King Creole by Elvis Presley
19. Misterioso by Thelonious Monk
20. Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet


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